November 27, 2021

Zink, David

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May 10, 1976 – Sep 17, 2021

David Preston Zink, 45, of Zionsville Indiana, escaped this mortal realm September 17, 2021, peacefully at his childhood home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dave entered this life May 10, 1976. He was preceded in death by his loving par- ents Jerry Preston and Mar- garet Carolyn Zink.

Dave was lovingly cared for by his dear friends Regan Hoffman, Yuri Hofffman, his brother Rick Zink, his lifelong friends Geoff Kapke and Michell Meredith, and let's not forget the assis- tance given by his two Labradors, Arie and Floyd.

Many of you may know of Dave as the owner of Zink's Lawncare & Property Management, which he assumed after the passing of his father, Jerry Zink. Dave was a rather "unique" landscaping soul per say as he was known for some rather distinctive traits being his wild mane of hair reminiscent of Sammy Hagar, sunglasses that had to be those of Greta Garbo, his distinctive man bun, showing up for a day's work in Lucky jeans and a Ralph Lauren button down sporting Birkenstock's ready to "rip it and get it" and he would literally enjoy getting filthy bonding with nature landscaping for his clients. Some called him the Zinkanator as Dave knew how to work a zero-turn mower like no other at speeds that most have never seen before giving great joy to some of his senior clients that he would spend hours visiting after long days of mowing. Dave never had a time limit for his passion for artscaping his many client's landscapes as he so enjoyed that cold glass of lemonade, those whole baked pies, the incredible luncheons the sweet seniors would prepare for him and insist on feed- ing him. Dave simply touched souls and if you were lucky enough to have had the opportunity to spend even an hour with Dave, well you were blessed.

Dave was both passionate and intimately connected to all things nature and treasured planting anything in the ground. One of his fa- vorite hobbies were studying the constellations while star gazing on his farm as out there where there were no city lights the stars shine so bright the shooting stars simply can make one believe in wishes.

Throughout his life Dave also enjoyed both writing and playing
his own music and was quite good!

A guilty pleasure Dave en- joyed was both wearing and collecting Air Jordans and believe us some were wild; perhaps reflective of his love of the children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.

Until the very end Dave held onto his sense of humor, a magical blend of whimsy, absurdity, and ir- reverence. That humor was present while watching the final Formula1 race days be- fore he passed and com- menting on how much the cars were fornicating in the corners sending rippling laughter all around the room. If Dave were able to stand and make such a statement, it would be hands on hips, head tilted, sarcastic smile and his ever famous "REALLY"?

In finding comfort of the loss of such an impactful and loving soul, we ask that when you look up at the stars perhaps you think of Dave. Imagine Dave play- ing his turquoise saxophone, planting a new tree in the ground dressed in Ralph Lauren shirt with his Lucky jeans, wearing his original pair of Jordon 1's from 1985, making a twisted funny comment, head tilted with those blue eyes saying "REALLY"?

Let us all remember Dave's lighthearted nature, his infectious laughter, his ever ginormous heart, and his love for all furry creatures.

Dave's favorite trees were a Katsura Tree which smelled like cotton candy and the Heptacodium Miconioides (Seven Son Flower Tree) which is part of the honeysuckle family.

In honor of Dave's memory, we ask that you consider planting any of these in Dave's honor to keep the beauty of nature alive.

There will be no public services and we ask you simply keep Daves "pay it forward" nature going.

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